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this is "world news." tonight -- held hostage. day five for that little boy being held in a bunker. the crying. now the freezing temperatures. tonight, we're on the scene. what does the suspect want? the breaking news. the american mother who vanished overseas. her last text to her husband and sons. i'll be home tomorrow. tonight, the gruesome discovery. taking aim. the new photo of the president making waves tonight before his big push for tougher gun laws, is this image any different from past presidents? as far back as jfk. and holy help. the new players on that other player above the field. will praying for your favorite team actually make a difference? >> you're welcome.
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good evening on this saturday night. it's great to have you with us. we begin this evening with that standoff playing in the small town in alabama. at the center of it all, a little 5-year-old boy for five days now has been held under ground in a bunker, pulled off a school bus, out of the front seat where he loved to seit is. teams of law enforcement have arrived standing watch. neighbors lighting candles standing vigil. as temperatures are expect td to plum met, authorities are saying little about how they can get this boy out. abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: five days into this dramatic standoff, we're learning that hostage taker jimmy lee dykes has been in constant contact with negotiators. letting them send things to that little boy held hostage, 5-year-old ethan. >> he's also allowed us to
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providing color books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the boy reportedly has adhd and a form of autism. police don't think that dykes has physically harmed the boy. but we know that he has crying. there are near-freezing temperatures. last tuesday, it was like any other school day. little ethan was sitting in his favorite seat on the bus. >> i looked up. he was threatening to kill us. he said, i'll kill you all. >> reporter: she was on that bus and said that dykes walked in and gave the driver a note. before shooting him dead and then running off with ethan in his arms. one of dykes' neighbors said that his behavior was so bizarre in the weeks before the shooting
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that they should have told somebody. >> i regret not warning some of the neighbors of some of his tendencies. and telling them that he's the type of guy that you might need to stay away from. he could be dangerous in the future. >> reporter: meanwhile, ethan is a boy who loves to be hugged. she is like family to him and he said that he doesn't know a stranger. >> if ethan could watch this right now, what would you say to him. >> half tough, little man. we love you. >> reporter: and tonight, we have learned that ethan's birthday is just next week, suddenly this new reality could spend his sixth birthday in captivity. david? >> so many people pulling for a happy ending here. the other developing story tonight, this one involving the american mother who vanished overseas. she traveled over the turkey.
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she was sending text messages to her husband and two sons back home. we learned tonight that her body has been found. here's a photograph of her and her two boys. and this is the last image of anyone saw. the surveillance video of her eating alone at a food court in istanbul. abc's juju chang back on case. >> reporter: a tragic end to what began as the trip of a lifetime for saria sierra. her body was discovered today along ancient walls in a poor istanbul neighborhood. she was reportedly stabbed to death. nine people held for questioning. >> i have been married to her for over 14 years. and my love for her is deeper than i have ever for any other individual. >> reporter: tonight,
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investigators are piecing together every piece of evidence. she kept in constant contact with her family while she was away. she planned the trip with a friend who dropped out at the last minute. her final text on january 21st, i'll be home tomorrow, yay. she cut her trip short because she missed her sons. when her family went to the airport to pick her up, no sign of her. turkish police found her clothes, her pass ports, still in her hotel room. >> don't like that combination. because that, leads me to believe that someone was able to lure out of the room. >> reporter: then there are those grainy surveillance videos taken a day before she lost touch. nothing seems amissed when she walks around the mall.
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>> all of those potential leads. >> reporter: leads that can hopefully brings answers for a family now forced to face a very painful loss. juju chang, abc news. next to the fast-moving developments after that attack at the u.s. embassy in turkey. tonight the surveillance video of the suicide bomber just moments before the attack and new information on his motive against america. and abc's nick shif ryn reporting in from turkey. >> good evening. they say the attacker was a 40-year-old with enough explosives to destroy a two-story building. lives were saved due to tight security. tonight, new grainy footage of the bomber on state tv. he belonged to a liftest militant group, it posted photos of him showing off, wearing his suicide belt. for the attack, he disguised himself as a delivery man. just seconds after that video,
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he entered the embassy's side entrance. that's when the security guard realized something was wrong. he told his colleagues to run away, protecting them, at the cost of his own life. >> sacrificing his life, he saved many others. turks and americans at our mission. so we're profoundly grateful for mustafa's service. >> reporter: today, his xhal hometown carried him to his grave. they remembered him in silence, as a father, a husband. >> he was a beloved member of his community and the u.s. embassy. he worked there for more than 20 years and today, the ambassador called him a hero. his dream was to move to the u.s. he was just six months from that dream. the terrorists took him from us. the man who killed him, because the u.s. is intervening in syria, only a few hundred miles
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from here. embassies across this region are on alert for more attacks. >> nick schifrin, thank you. in cairo, the video shows riot police hitting a protesters. anger over police brutality already inspired that arab spring. fwirt a victim of an internet security attack. the users have been contacted by the company. the company has not said who they suspect. just this past week, the "new york times," the washington post have revealed that their computer systems had been breeched as well. a white house photo is making headlines tonight showing
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president obama skeet shooting at camp david last august. there's a long tradition, though, of presidents photographed with shotguns. president jimmy carter. staring down the barrel of a shotgun at a shoot event. president bush. but tonight, president obama's photo is already causing controversy. and here's abc's reena ninan now. >> reporter: putting to rest skeptics questions about whether the president fired a gun. this white house photo released today shows him firing at clay pigeons at a gun range at camp david last august. the photo was made public as president obama prepares to campaign for new gun control measures. a trip to minneapolis monday. a state that's worked to improve background checks. the last time we saw the president with anything close to a gun, camp david 2011, a birthday party for his daughter sasha. but, now, the white house is
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using the photograph to counter critics who challenged the president to prove that he had fired rifles, something that became the butt of gun jokes. >> does he shoot -- since when the ability to fire a weapon become a badge of honor, a patriotic achievement? all you need is a finger. >> that's right. actual footage. president obama skeet shooting at the white house. look at this. >> pull. >> the president first mentioned his skeet shooting in an interview he came to the "new republic" magazine he gave about gun restrictions. >> look, i understand where you're coming from, i'm not trying to take away your recreati recreational rifles. >> reporter: today a sad memory for 15-year-old gunned down this
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week in a random shooting. not clear how often the president goes skeet shooting. the white house hopes by releasing this photo they'll put to rest some of the criticism and turn the debate back on gun control. >> reena thank you. gun violence and gun control will be one of the topics on "this week" when george will have an exclusive interview with harry reid. first thing in the morning, right here, on abc's twooek twooeshg. meantime, a major political scandal in nebraska tonight. the lieutenant governor resigning tonight. a republican married for 29 years, quickly resigned according to the omaha world herald after disclosures he made thousands of inproper phone calls to four women over the past four years. in texas, a reward for whoever gunned down a prosecutor.
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he was gunned down in cold blood. here's abc's mark greenblatt. >> reporter: murder in broad daylight this week of one of texas' toughest prosecuting attorneys. police say mark hasse was gunned down by one, or perhaps two, shooters. they said he was fearless. >> he ran across the baddest guys in this part of the world. >> reporter: prosecutor of 30 years, in dallas, before moving to nearby kaufmann county where he never backed down. >> there's no reason to believe that there wouldn't be someone out there that might have an ax to grind. >> reporter: a local attorney tells abc that he claimed that he was recently threatened and left the courthouse daily with
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his gun drawn. but a district attorney says that's not true. >> he would have let somebody know. >> reporter: he's making a pledge now to honor the man known for putting others away by not letting this one get away. mark greenblatt, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to mark tonight. still much more "world news" ahead this tonight -- the new science, the reason why you lose memories while you sleep. and praying for your super bowl pick. will it really make a difference? >> thank you, jesus. >> hey, everybody. >> jesus. >> new numbers out tonight, do americans really believe faith will help that football down the field? yeah, i'm looking to save, but i'm not sure which policy
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we have all been there. not enough sleep. your brain gets foggy. your ability to recall not as sharp. it turns out, not necessarily the amount of sleep you're getting but instead the kind of sleep. but tonight abc's amy robach on the story. >> reporter: scientists have discovered what's happening at night may be the key to why memories fade as you age. turns out, not how much you sleep but what kind of sleep
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that may be crucial. it's called slow-wave sleep the nondream deep sleep that occurs in the first few hours of a sleep cycle. your brain waves are different with high eer peaks and valleys. >> it's transforming to a longterm location. >> reporter: researchers ask people to memorize ordinary words paired with nonsense words. like false and dipotabia and jump and villened. the theory, the ability to recall declines with age. can they remember those word pairings after sleep? >> if you had bad sleep your memory was a lot worse. if we can improve sleep, we could actually improve memory. >> reporter: the good news, no matter your age, doctors say there's a way to improve
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we'll turn now to the instant index on a saturday night. what's trending this weekend. people are now bidding more than $1700 to get their hands on the new blackberry v10. the new blackberry has been released in the uk, next week in canada. unclear here in the u.s. blackberry has lost a huge share to ty phone in recent years. next up here on the index tonight. groundhog day and pennsylvania's punxsutawney phil didn't see his shadow which means an early spring. they have been doing this for 126 years. they have only predicted an early spring 16 times. on the eve of the super bowl, the famous brothers, john harbaugh leading the ravens. jim harbaugh with the 49ers. last night here, we told you for
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the first time ever, two nfl coaches giving a joint press conference before the super bowl and the brothers were asked, have they thought about that bear hug or handshake? >> i have given no consideration to the postgame handshake or bear hug or anything else. i haven't thought about that for one second, jerry. have you, jim? >> i have not. if something catches your eye, tweet me at david muir on twitter. or find me on facebook. when we come back on the broadcast tonight -- is there one thing left to do to help your super bowl pick?
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downtowndown is on to the super bowl and no matter which side you're on and who you're rooting for, many in this country believe that the only thing left is a little divine intervention. here's abc's abbie boudreau tonight. >> reporter: even before a hail mary pass is thrown, the fans and the prayers are praising god on game day.
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perhaps ray lewis, from the baltimore ravens, is hoping his praying will give his team an edge on super bowl sunday. a new poll suggests that he may be right. 53 prkt of americans believe, "god rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success." >> i got to thank the most important person in my life. thank you, jesus. >> reporter: they may be poking fun at tim tebow and his postgame prayers, in this "saturday night live." >> i'm the reason you won your past six football games. >> reporter: but the survey shows 27% of us think that god plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event. >> for me, it's a great opportunity in a public platform to get on knee and thank you the lord. >> does god really care about football? it depends on who you ask?
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>> no. >> reporter: why? >> he's big. >> yes. >> what do you think god cares about? >> the animals. the fish. >> reporter: do you think god will be watching the super bowl tomorrow? >> probably. it's a pretty big game. >> reporter: a big game that will have many people praying that the big guy is on their side. >> if we're going to keep doing this, you got to meet me halfway out there. >> reporter: abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. "good morning america" and "this week" with george first thing in the morning. if you're watching the super bowl, you can always dvr us. see you tomorrow. good night.
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ABC February 2, 2013 6:00pm-6:30pm EST

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TOPIC FREQUENCY Lyrica 5, Ethan 5, Alabama 4, Turkey 3, Abc News 3, Istanbul 2, Jesus 2, Louisiana 2, Mississippi 2, Nexium 2, Hives 2, Abbie Boudreau 2, Obama 2, Texas 2, Miralax 2, Dykes 2, Florida 2, Fda 1, The Uk 1, Medication 1
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